Sefton Central Conservatives have welcomed the new funding commitment from the Conservative Government to improve the condition of roads across the country. £175,708 will be provided to Sefton MBC to tackle potholes, improving the condition of roads in Sefton Central.
This funding has been announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today as part of a £200 million investment, including £50 million that will be provided directly to councils to tackle potholes and flood resilience, as well as £151 million to reward examples of councils’ best practice – helping councils to invest in innovative technology that will improve the conditions of our roads.
This funding has been allocated to councils across the country, including in Sefton, and is part of the £6.6 billion the government is providing in the six years to 2021 to improve the state of roads across the country.
The Conservatives are investing in our roads on an unprecedented scale, providing the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, investing £29 billion to boost the local economy and help businesses and families reach their destination faster.
Commenting, Martyn Barber, Chairman of Sefton Central Conservative Association and Conservative Candidate for Blundellsands ward in May said:
“This new funding to tackle potholes and improve the condition of our roads is great news for businesses and people in Sefton Central who rely on local roads to get to work and to visit friends and family.
“The Conservative Party is focused on improving transport infrastructure across the country, boosting the local economy and helping hardworking people in Sefton Central.”
⦁ We are investing £29 billion to improve England’s road – the biggest ever single cash injection. We will allocate £28.8 billion to the National Roads Fund from 2020-25, improving journeys for businesses and families (HMT, Budget 2018, 29 October 2018)
⦁ We are repairing Britain’s roads with a pothole fund worth £420 million. We are allocating £420 million in 2018-19 to tackle potholes, repair damaged roads and invest in keeping bridges open and safe. We are also making £150 million available to improve local traffic hotspots such as roundabouts (HMT, Budget 2018, 29 October 2018)